I'll be the first to by one!
I'm curious to see if the seed is sterile or not... granted I know nature does things for reasons but this is man, not Momma Nature. Then again I know nothing about TC plants so please prove me wrong! :P
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It's interesting that so many people have concerns and doubts about the fact that the little seedlings are out of TC. I've created tens of thousands of flytraps in tissue culture and I've yet to see one mutation. While they do happen, especially when one uses hormones, I don't think that they're as common as most people here think.
Every clone I've propagated through tissue culture has been true-to-type and I've not seen any seedlings come out of tissue culture with genetic abnormalities that I would guess were caused from tissue culture. While it's possible that this particular genetic aberration (early flowering) might be a result of tissue culture, the fact that both the parent and the offspring (from a self-pollinated flower) flowered very early in their life (the parent did so in vivo, not in vitro) make it unlikely that the genetic trait for early flowering is a cause of tissue culture. I believe that a tissue-culture-induced mutation is very unlikely to be passed sexually to the next generation, but a genetic trait certainly is.
Keep us posted. I'm interested to hear more about the little guy!
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Did the first one die after flowering?
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It's science, baby. Eliminate those variables! I agree with you that it seems improbable that, of thousands, a single individual would do this, and then only its progeny would also display the same aberration/trait. However, it seems like starting another batch of seeds not in vivo would be the next step. Leave nothing to chance.It's interesting that so many people have concerns and doubts about the fact that the little seedlings are out of TC.